255 Sleigh Card Project

#255 – Sleigh Christmas Card

Paper Casting Project

Create a unique and beautiful Christmas card –
then send it along with matching cookies for a very special gift.

Greeting card featuring painted paper casting made from Rycraft cookie stamp #255 Sleigh

Painted shortbread cookie stamped with Rycraft cookie stamp #255 Sleigh

Springerle cookie stamped with Rycraft cookie stamp #255 Sleigh and cut out with a cookie cutter


Materials Needed:

1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp #255 – Sleigh 
100% Cotton Linter (Rycraft Cotton Linter)
1 paper casting* of design #255 – Sleigh  (see Basic Paper Casting Instructions).
1 blank greeting card
3 pieces of your choice of decorative papers and colors (we used a piece of shiny metallic red textured paper approx. 3 1/4" square, a piece of metallic gold paper approx. 3" square, and a piece of metallic medium-blue textured paper cut to approx. 2 1/2" square)
Clear acrylic varnish 
Acrylic paints: metallic gold, blue to match paper, red, green
Optional: Glitter, ultra fine


*Note:  Alternately, the casting for this project may be made from clay instead of paper (see Basic Clay Casting Instructions). The choice is yours.


1. Let casting dry thoroughly. Then varnish the casting to seal it before painting (so wet paint won't make design disappear). Let dry. Optional: Apply a 2nd coat of varnish for more permanence. Variation: Varnish only the sleigh design and leave background area unvarnished.
2. Apply paint to sleigh design, one color at a time, letting each color dry between coats so colors don't run together. Optional: If you want to apply glitter to ribbons, bows and sleigh trim, apply glitter while gold paint is still wet. Shake off residue. Let dry. 
3.  Optional: Apply another coat of varnish to protect painted casting.
4.  Cut papers to fit your card and to then fit one over the other leaving nice borders. Glue 3 pieces together and let dry. Then glue them to the card.
5.  Glue casting to center of top paper on card.

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